Keeping your physical health in check when you’re a student

Physical health is an essential part of your overall health and includes everything from emotional wellbeing to physical fitness. We know that sometimes student life can get tough – especially when you’ve got deadlines and exams. That’s why we’ve put together some simple hints and tips that can help you stay healthy during your time at the University of Aberdeen.

Eat, sleep, rest, repeat

It’s easy to feel like you’re overdoing it. Perhaps you’ve got lots of course deadlines, a hectic part-time job or even a busy social life. Be aware that exerting yourself with too many late nights and not enough down-time can run you down and make you unwell.

Stay hydrated

Drinking water helps with everything from having healthier skin, to energising your muscles and improving your concentration. After all, your body is about 60% water so keep it topped up and you’ll immediately feel the benefits.

Boost your mood with some endorphins

There’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a happier, healthier life at University. Research shows that physical activity can boost your mood, self-esteem, sleep quality and energy levels. Here at the University of Aberdeen, we’ve got world-class sports facilities at the Aberdeen Sports village that all our students can take advantage of.

You are what you eat

Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive – the average cost of a sweet potato is around 30p! Fruit and veg are a good source of vitamins and minerals as well as being an excellent source of dietary fibre.

Visit your GP if you feel unwell

Listen to what your body is telling you. If you don’t feel right, whether that’s physically or mentally, get an appointment at your GP.